Abitur, Martino-Katharineum, Braunschweig, 1959. Medical State Examination, University Göttingen, Germany, 1965. Doctor of Medicine, University Göttingen, Germany, 1965.
Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology, University Hamburg, Germany, 1971.
Research assistant University Hamburg, 1967-1971, lecturer, 1971-1976, associate professor, 1976-1978. Professor biochemistry pharmacology University Essen, Germany, 1978-1985. Professor pharmacology and toxicology, director Institute Pharmacology University Bonn, Germany, since 1985, dean medical faculty Germany, since 1998.
Member German Society Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (president 1997-1999), Serotonin Club (vice president 1995-1998), Federal Europa Pharmaceutical Societies (president since 2004), New York Academy of Sciences, Society Neurosci., Polish Academy Arts and Sciences, German Academy Natural Scientists Leopoldina.
Married Irmgard Karin Scheibler, August 31, 1966. Children: Joachim, Wolfram, Martin.